Youngsuk "Y.S." Chi
Director, Corporate Affairs, RELX Group
Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi is an international businessman and a global thought leader in the publishing, education and information solutions industries. As Chairman of Elsevier, the world’s leading scientific, technical and medical information and analytics company, he works directly with key stakeholders in government, academia and industry to support over 30 million scientists, students and healthcare professionals. In his role as Director of Corporate Affairs for RELX Group, Elsevier’s parent company, he is responsible for government affairs, corporate communications and corporate responsibility across all four of the group’s market segments. Based in London and New York, Chi travels extensively to engage with scientific as well as medical/clinical research communities, deliver thought leadership on key trends and advise stakeholders, boards and groups across industries. Chi has served on dozens of charitable, educational and industry boards, including Princeton University, Princeton University Press, the Ban Ki-Moon Foundation, KAIST Foundation, and has chaired the Association of American Publishers and the International Publishers Association. He currently serves as AAP’s representative on the Executive Committee of the International Publishers Association (IPA), as a Chaired Visiting Professor of Yonsei University and also as an independent director of Maropost (Toronto, Canada) and Ingram Industries Inc. (Nashville, USA).